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Dell Configurations

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Recommended reading: Learn about solid state (flash) storage vs. conventional hard drives

 

Apple Configurations - other configurations are available

 

Apple iMac 21.5" Desktop                                                     $1,368

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2.7GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz

8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM

1TB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm

Intel Iris Pro Graphics

Apple Magic Mouse

Apple Wireless Keyboard

AppleCare three year warranty

Suggested Use: Basic graphic design, internet, basic office and computing tasks. Superdrive sold separately (see below).

 

Apple iMac 27" Desktop                                                       $1,818

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3.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz

8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM

1TB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm

NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M 1GB GDDR5 Graphics

Apple Magic Mouse

Apple Wireless Keyboard

AppleCare three year warranty

Suggested Use: Graphic design, having multiple windows open, office tasks. Superdrive sold separately (see below).

 

Apple Mac Mini Desktop                                                       $678

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2.5GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5

4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM

500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm

AppleCare three year warranty

Suggested Use: internet, basic office and computing tasks.  Keyboard, mouse, monitor and Superdrive sold separately (see below).

 

Apple MacBook Air 11" Laptop                                            $1,132

weight 2.38lbs

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Fourth generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor (1.3GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz)

4GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM

128GB Flash Storage

AppleCare three year warranty

Suggested Use: Basic office and computing tasks, very small and light weight, 0.68 inch thick, long battery life.  Superdrive sold separately (see below).  Add an external keyboard, mouse, monitor and Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

 

Apple MacBook Air 13" Laptop                                            $1,232

weight 2.96lbs

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Fourth generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor (1.3GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz)

4GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM

128GB Flash Storage

Backlit Keyboard

AppleCare three year warranty

Suggested Use: Basic office tasks, small and light weight, 0.68 inch thick, long battery life.  Superdrive sold separately (see below).  Add an external keyboard, mouse, monitor and Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

 

Apple MacBook Air 13" Laptop                                            $1,572

weight 2.96lbs

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Fourth generation Intel Core i7 dual-core processor (1.7GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz

4GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM

256GB Flash Storage

Backlit Keyboard

AppleCare three year warranty

Suggested Use: Basic office tasks, small and light weight, 0.68 inch thick, long battery life. Superdrive sold separately (see below)

 

Apple MacBook Pro 13" Laptop                                            $1,182

weight 4.50lbs

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Fourth generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor (2.5GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz)

4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM

500GB Serial ATA Drive @5400 rpm

SuperDrive 8x (DVD +/-R)

Backlit Keyboard

AppleCare three year warranty

Suggested Use: Office and computing tasks, very portable, 0.95 inch thick. Add an external keyboard, mouse, monitor and Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

Apple MacBook Pro with 13" Retina Display Laptop         $1,382

weight 3.46lbs

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Fourth generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor (2.4GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz)

4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM

128GB PCIe-based Flash Storage

Backlit Keyboard

AppleCare three year warranty

Suggested Use: Office and computing tasks, very portable, 0.71 inch thick. Add an external keyboard, mouse, monitor and Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

 

Apple MacBook Pro 15" Laptop with Retina display                                            $2,138

weight 4.46lbs

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Fourth generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor (2.0GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz)

8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM

256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage

Backlit Keyboard

AppleCare three year warranty

Suggested Use: Office and computing tasks, very portable, 0.71 inch thick, higher resolution, Superdrive sold separately (see below).

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Lenovo Configurations - other configurations are available (view the Lenovo U-Save Pricelist for June 2013)

 

Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Tower Desktop                                         $796.70

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3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570 (6M Cache)

Mechanical Package Tower 4X5 280W 85 Plus

6GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM

500GB Serial ATA Drive @7200 rpm

DVD recordable

Lenovo three year On-Site warranty

Suggested Use: Graphic design, office and computing tasks, powerful tower. Includes keyboard, mouse and monitor.

 

Lenovo ThinkPad L530 Laptop                                                       $790

weight 5.69lbs     14.96" x 9.72" x 1.31"

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Intel Core i5-3320M (3M Cache, up to 3.20 GHz)

4GB DDR3 SDRAM

320GB Serial ATA Drive @7200 rpm

Intel HD 4000 Graphics

DVD Recordable

15.6" (1366x768) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display

Lenovo three year On-Site warranty

Suggested Use: Average size and weight laptop, office and computing tasks. Add an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T430 Laptop                                                       $899

weight 4.77lbs      13.8" x 9.13" x 1.18"

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Intel Core i5-3320M (3M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)

4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM

320GB Serial ATA Drive @7200 rpm

Intel HD 4000 Graphics

DVD Recordable

14.0" (1366x768) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display

Lenovo three year On-Site warranty

Suggested Use: Average size and weight laptop, office and computing tasks. Add an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T530 Laptop                                                       $1270

weight 5.56lbs      14.68" x 9.65" x 1.25"

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Intel Core i7-3630QM (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)

8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM

16 GB mSATA Solid State Cache Drive

500GB Serial ATA Drive @7200 rpm

Intel HD 4000 Graphics

DVD Recordable

15.6" (1366x768) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display

Lenovo three year On-Site warranty

Suggested Use: Average size and weight laptop, office and computing tasks. Add an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Laptop                                                                $1199

weight 2.99lbs      13.03" x 8.9" x 0.74"

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Laptop Review

Windows 8

Intel Core i5-3427U (3M Cache, up to 2.60 GHz)

4GB DDR3 SDRAM

128GB Solid State Drive

Intel HD 4000 Graphics

14" (1600x900) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display

Lenovo three year On-Site warranty

Suggested Use: Thin and light, Internet, fast SSD, long battery life, office and computing tasks, durable. Add an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Touch Screen Laptop                                              $1423

weight 2.99lbs      13.03" x 8.9" x 0.74"

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Laptop Review

Windows 8 Professional

Intel Core i5-3427U (3M Cache, up to 2.60 GHz)

4GB DDR3 SDRAM

128GB Solid State Drive

Intel HD 4000 Graphics

14" (1600x900) LED Backlit Anti-Glare, Touch-enabled Display

Lenovo three year On-Site warranty

Suggested Use: Thin and light, Internet, fast SSD, touch-enabled, long battery life, office and computing tasks, durable. Add an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

 

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Laptop                                                           $1026

weight 3lbs      12.01" x 8.13" x 1.05"

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Intel Core i5-3320M (3M Cache) with Turbo-boost up to 3.3 GHz

6GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM

500GB Serial ATA Drive @7200 rpm

Intel HD 4000 Graphics

Mobile Broadband upgradable

12.5" (1366x768) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display

Lenovo three year warranty

Suggested Use: Lightweight but durable, office and computing tasks, fairly small. Add an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

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Lenovo Helix hybrid Laptop/Tablet                                                           $1,499

Tablet weight 1.84lbs            11.65" x 7.34" x 0.45"

Weight with clamshell 3.5lbs      11.7" x 7.4" x 0.8"

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Windows 8

1.8 GHz Intel Core i5-3427U

4GB SDRAM

128GB Solid State Drive

Intel HD 4000 Graphics

11.6" (1080p) Touch-enabled Display, also includes input pen

Lenovo three year warranty

Suggested Use: Display can become a tablet by detaching from the rest of the computer, thin and light, long battery life, office and computing tasks. Add an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

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Samsung Configuration - other configurations are available

Samsung Series 9 900X4D Laptop                                              $1573.88

weight 3.5lbs      14" x 9.3" x 0.6"

Laptop Review

Windows 8 Professional

Intel Core i5-3317U (up to 2.60 GHz)

8GB DDR3 SDRAM

128GB Solid State Drive

Intel HD 4000 Graphics

15" (1600x900) LED Backlit Display

three year warranty

Suggested Use: Very thin and light for a 15-inch notebook, fast SSD, office and computing tasks, Internet. Add an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

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Dell Configurations - other configurations are available (view the Dell desktop and laptop U-Save Pricelist for June 2013)

 

Dell Optiplex 9010n Minitower Desktop                                                         $1340

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3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7-3770

16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM

128GB Solid State primary storage

500GB Serial ATA Drive

1GB AMD RADEON HD 7570 Graphics

16x DVD +/-RW

Dell Next Business Day three year limited on-site warranty after remote diagnosis

Suggested Use: Fast solid state storage. Internet, office and computing tasks, graphics and video editing and rendering.  Includes keyboard and mouse. Add a monitor (see below) and/or use your existing monitor(s).

 

Dell Optiplex 3010n Desktop                                                         $824.66

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3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5-3470

4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM

500GB Serial ATA Drive

Integrated graphics with DVI (digital monitor connection)

16x DVD +/-RW

Dell 23 inch wide screen monitor

Dell AX210 Two Piece Speakers, Black

Uninterruptable power supply APC Back-UPS Pro 1000 (prevent data loss when your building loses electricity)

Dell 500 GB External Portable Hard Drive (backup your data regularly to prevent data loss)

Dell Next Business Day three year limited on-site warranty after remote diagnosis

Suggested Use: Internet, office and computing tasks, tower computer. Includes keyboard and mouse.  Add a monitor (see below) or use your existing monitor. Add a much faster, 64GB Solid State Drive (flash storage) for $96 extra.

 

Dell Optiplex 9010n Minitower Desktop                                                         $815

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3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7-3770

4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM

500GB Serial ATA Drive

Intel HD 4000 Graphics

16x DVD +/-RW

Dell Next Business Day three year limited on-site warranty after remote diagnosis

Suggested Use: Internet, office and computing tasks, tower computer. Includes keyboard and mouse.  Add a monitor (see below) or use your existing monitor. Add a much faster, 64GB Solid State Drive (flash storage) for $96 extra.

 

Dell Latitude E5530 Laptop                                                       $812.99

weight 5.25lbs     15.28" x 9.88" x 1.19"

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3th generation Intel Core i5-3120M Processor (2.5GHz)

4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM

500GB Hybrid Hard Drive with 8GB Flash

Intel HD 4000 Graphics

8x DVD +/-RW

15.6" (1920x1080) WLED Backlit Anti-Glare Display

Dell three year limited on-site warranty after remote diagnosis

Suggested Use: Medium size and weight, portable, office and computing tasks. Nice screen for the price and hybrid drive makes it more responsive. Add an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

 

Dell Latitude E5540 Laptop                                                       $824.84

weight 4.5lbs     14.9" x 9.9" x 1.2"

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4th generation Intel Core i5-4300U Processor (1.6 GHz, 3M cache)

4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM

320GB 5400rpm hard drive

Intel HD 4400 Graphics

8x DVD

15.6" (1366x768) WLED Backlit Anti-Glare Display

Dell three year limited on-site warranty after remote diagnosis

Suggested Use: Medium size and weight, portable, office and computing tasks. Nice screen for the price. Add an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

 

Dell Latitude E6530 Laptop                                                       $805.31

weight 5.4lbs     15.12" x 10.16" x 1.11"

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2.5GHz Intel Core i3-3120M

2GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM

320GB Serial ATA Drive @7200 rpm

Intel HD 4000 Graphics

8x DVD

15.6" (1366x768) WLED Backlit Anti-Glare Display

Dell ProSupport three year limited on-site warranty after remote diagnosis

Suggested Use: Medium size and weight, portable, office and computing tasks. Add an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

 

Dell Latitude E6530 Laptop                                                       $1372.61

weight 5.4lbs     15.12" x 10.16" x 1.11"

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3.0GHz Intel Core i7-3540M

8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM

320GB Serial ATA Drive @7200 rpm

Intel HD 4000 Graphics

8x DVD +/-RW

15.6" (1920x1080) WLED Backlit Anti-Glare Display

Dell ProSupport three year limited on-site warranty after remote diagnosis

Suggested Use: Medium size and weight, portable, office and computing tasks. Add an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

 

Dell XPS 12 Laptop                                                                     $1273.01

weight 3.35lbs      12.48" x 8.46" x 0.79"

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Laptop Review

Windows 8

Intel Core i5-3337U

4GB 1300MHz DDR3

128GB Solid State Storage

Intel HD 4000 Graphics

12.5" (1080p) Touch Sensitive Display

Backlit keyboard

Dell ProSupport three year limited on-site warranty after remote diagnosis

Suggested Use: Easily converts into a Windows 8 tablet computer, fast solid state drive, small and thin, and light weight, internet, basic office and computing tasks. Add an external keyboard, mouse, optical drive and monitor (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

 

 

Dell XPS 13 Laptop                                                              $1242.99           

weight 2.99lbs      12.4" x 8.1" x 0.71"

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Laptop Review

Windows 7 Professional

Intel Core i5-3337U (up to 2.7 GHz)

4GB 1600MHz DDR3

128GB Solid State Storage

Intel HD 4000 Graphics

13.3" (720p) Display

Dell ProSupport three year limited on-site warranty after remote diagnosis

Suggested Use: Fast solid state drive, small, thin, and light weight, long battery life, internet, basic office and computing tasks. Add an external keyboard, mouse, optical drive and monitor (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

 

Dell XPS 13 Laptop                                                                     $1567.01

weight 2.99lbs      12.4" x 8.1" x 0.71"

Product Photos and Manufacturer Information

Laptop Review

Windows 7 Professional

Intel Core i5-3337U (up to 2.7 GHz)

8GB 1600MHz DDR3

256GB Solid State Storage

Intel HD 4000 Graphics

13.3" (720p) Display

Dell ProSupport three year limited on-site warranty after remote diagnosis

Suggested Use: Fast solid state drive, small, thin, and light weight, long battery life, internet, basic office and computing tasks. Add an external keyboard, mouse, optical drive and monitor (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

 

Dell XPS 13 Laptop                                                                     $1979

weight 2.99lbs      12.4" x 8.1" x 0.71"

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Laptop Review

Windows 8 Professional

Intel Core i7-3537U (up to 3.1 GHz)

8GB 1600MHz DDR3

256GB Solid State Storage

Intel HD 4000 Graphics

13.3" (1080p) Display

Dell ProSupport three year limited on-site warranty after remote diagnosis

Suggested Use: Fast solid state drive, small, thin, and light weight, long battery life, internet, basic office and computing tasks. Add an external keyboard, mouse, optical drive and monitor (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

 

Dell XPS 14 Laptop                                                                     $1175.01

weight 4.6lbs      13.2" x 9.2" x 0.81"

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Windows 7 Professional

Intel Core i5-3337U (up to 2.7 GHz)

4GB 1666MHz DDR3

500GB 5400RPM hard disk drive with 32GB mSATA flash

Intel HD 4000 Graphics

14" (900p) Display

Dell ProSupport three year limited on-site warranty after remote diagnosis

Suggested Use: Fairly small, thin, internet, basic office and computing tasks. Add an external keyboard, mouse, optical drive and monitor (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

 

Dell XPS 15 Laptop                                                                     $1518.01

weight 5.79lbs      14.6" x 9.8" x 0.91"

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Windows 7 Professional

Intel Core i5-3230M (up to 2.7 GHz)

6GB 1666MHz DDR3

500GB 5400RPM hard disk drive with 32GB mSATA flash

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M (with 1GB GDDR5 VRAM) graphics

15.6" (1080p) Display

8X Slot Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)

Dell ProSupport three year limited on-site warranty after remote diagnosis

Suggested Use: Average size laptop, internet, basic office and computing tasks. Add an external keyboard, mouse, optical drive and monitor (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

 

 

Dell Precision M6700 Laptop                                                                     $1879

weight 7.76lbs      16.41" x 10.65" x 1.42"

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Windows 8 Pro

2.7GHz Intel Core i7-3740QM

8GB 1600MHz DDR3

500GB 7200RPM hard disk drive

AMD FP M6000 Mob Pro (with 2GB GDDR5) Graphics

17" (1600x900) Display

8X DVD+/-RW

Dell ProSupport three year limited on-site warranty after remote diagnosis

Suggested Use: Large screen, heavy, good for graphics, video editing and other processor-intensive tasks. Add an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor (see below) for a desktop computing experience at your office.

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Accessories - prices are approximate

iPad, 3rd Gen - available with computer purchase

starting at $499

iPad, 2nd Gen - available with computer purchase

starting at $399

Brother DCP 7065N (or similar) laser printer/copier/scanner

$200

Crucial m4, 64GB Solid State Hard Drive

$96.06

Crucial m4, 128GB Solid State Hard Drive

$137.01

Crucial m4, 256GB Solid State Hard Drive

$267.33

Viewsonic 27" Monitor

$200

Acer 23" Monitor

$165

Standard (non-Apple) Keyboard

$20

Standard (non-Apple) Mouse

$20

Apple Superdrive (read and write CD and DVD)

$79

Apple Wireless Keyboard  

$69

Apple Magic Mouse (wireless)  

$69

USB Ethernet Adapter

$29

Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

$29

Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

$29

Moshii HDMI Adapter

$35

Lenovo Slim Portable DVD Burner $56
Targus External DVD Drive $57.20

 

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